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SECONDARY FAILURE

A failure which occurs as the consequence of another failure. Also see Dependent Failure.

SECTION

1. One of two or more trains running on the same schedule authority, all but the last section displaying green classification signals. 2). The territory assigned to a section gang for maintenance. 3. The size and type of rail, as…

SECTION 13(C) AGREEMENT

A labor protection agreement required by the Federal Transit Act (FTA) (formerly known as the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964) as a condition to receive several types of federal transit funding. The law provides that a grantee enter into…

SECTION 15 OPERATING COSTS

Operating costs as defined by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for reporting purposes; total operating costs less leases, rentals, and interest expense.

SECTION 16 ELDERLY & DISABLED

The section of the Federal Transit Act (FTA) (formerly known as the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964), as amended, that declares the national policy to be that elderly persons and persons with disabilities have the same right as other…

SECTION 16(B)(2) GRANTS TO ORGANIZATIONS SERVING ELDERLY & DISABLED

The subsection of the Federal Transit Act (FTA) (formerly known as the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964), as amended, that authorizes grants to nonprofit corporations and associates for the specific purpose of assisting them in providing transportation service meeting…

SECTION 16(B)(2) NOW SECTION 5310

The section of federal transit law that provides for funding of passenger transportation services to rural and small urban community (those under 50,000 population). (APTA)

SECTION 18 OUTSIDE URBANIZED AREAS

The section of the Federal Transit Act (FTA) (formerly known as the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964), as amended, that authorizes grants to public transit systems outside urbanized areas, based on formulas set in states; the funds go initially…

SECTION 3 DISCRETIONARY AND FORMULA CAPITAL PROGRAM

The Section 3 program is authorized over a 6 year period. Funds are split accordingly: 40 percent for Rail New Starts, 40 percent for Rail Modernization, and 20 percent for bus and other use.

SECTION 504

The section of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that established the policy that otherwise qualified handicapped people may not be discriminated against in any federal or federally assisted program. (TRB)